Kitchen Chemistry Collection


A group of resources from the Learning Center and other teacher vetted sites that describe activities for students to explore chemistry with simple food materials - activities may be adapted for various content levels

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Resources in “Kitchen Chemistry” Collection

Title Resource Type File Type
Case Study: Cooking Under Pressure—Applying the Ideal Gas Law in the Kitchen Journal Article PDF File
Food Science - Simple Experiments and Activities for Youth

Activities and resources from Penn State

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Food Science for kids of all ages!

Experiments, resources, and materials for educators and students. Penn State

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Kitchen Chemistry-virtual and reality- for students

Virtual-Explore this virtual kitchen and perform online experiments to solve a puzzle and get a reward. To see The Virtual Kitchen, you'll need a plug-in called Flash. It's free and it lets you enjoy animated games and activities on the Web, including this one. You only have to install it once. Reality-Sure, the virtual world is cool...but can you face the REAL world? Use your noggin and your own kitchen to perform experiments. Then submit your findings and get a funky reward.

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Making Candy

connect crystallization to candy making - take chemistry out into the home kitchen

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Science of Cooking - the Accidental Scientist

Great activities for kitchen chemistry from the Exploratorium

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Someone’s in the Kitchen with Science Journal Article PDF File
Teaching Through Trade Books: Kitchen Chemistry Journal Article PDF File
The Biology of Food Journal Article PDF File